Who painted the Parnassus fresco in the Vatican apartments?

Raphael completed the second composition between 1509 and 1511. It represents The Parnassus, the dwelling place of the god Apollo and the Muses and the home of poetry, according to classical myth. In the fresco Apollo and the Muses are surrounded by poets from antiquity and Raphael’s own time.

What did Giorgio Vasari create?

Often called “the first art historian”, Vasari invented the genre of the encyclopedia of artistic biographies with his Le Vite de’ piĆ¹ eccellenti pittori, scultori, ed architettori (Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects), first published in 1550 and dedicated to Grand Duke Cosimo I de’ Medici.

What did Giorgio Vasari study in Rome?

Giorgio Vasari, The Garden of Gethsemane. In 1529, he visited Rome where he studied the works of Raphael and other artists of the Roman High Renaissance. Vasari’s own Mannerist paintings were more admired in his lifetime than afterwards.

What does Vasari say about Giovanni Antonio Bazzi?

In another example, Vasari’s biography of Giovanni Antonio Bazzi, whom he calls “Il Soddoma”, published only in the second edition of the Lives (1568) after Bazzi’s death, condemns the artist as being immoral, bestial, and vain.

Was Giuseppe Vasari successful as an architect?

Aside from his career as a painter, Vasari was successful as an architect. His loggia of the Palazzo degli Uffizi by the Arno opens up the vista at the far end of its long narrow courtyard.

What is Vasari’s Dictionary of Art History?

^ Vasari, Giorgio Dictionary of Art Historians, 2013. Retrieved 26 May 2013. ^ Vasari, Giorgio. (1907) Vasari on technique: being the introduction to the three arts of design, architecture, sculpture, and painting, prefixed to the Lives of the most excellent painters, sculptors, and architects. G. Baldwin Brown Ed.

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